On our weekly roundtable: Within the context of the 50th anniversary of Students for a Democratic Society and the 44th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King, we discuss participatory democracy. From Indigenous cultures to the movements of the early 20th century, to the civil rights era. From the free speech, anti-war, Black, Brown and womenâs movements to the Global Occupy and anti-racial profiling movements.
What is participatory democracy, what is its history; how have movements for change defined and are redefining democracy. Are social movements ever truly new or are they hybrids of the past and the present?
As the global occupy movement gears up for a spring offensive, what past movement building tactics and strategies are relevant, applicable or can help to inform the movements of today?
Panelists are: Jackie Goldberg, Tom Hayden, Dr. Gerald Horne.